Do You Need To Include All Of Your Siblings In Your Bridal Party?

ABCNews.com recently posted an article that discussed the wedding of 3 identical triplet sisters who got married on the same day at the same place. Even better yet, they had their hair done exactly the same way, same makeup, and all wore the same dress. The only thing that distinguished them from one another was their bouquets! What an adorable scene! These sisters are probably very close and it just so happened that they had great men in their life that agreed to make their sibling wedding a reality. However, this got us thinking…what about those that do not even know if they want to include their brother(s) and/or sister(s) in their wedding party? Will doing this lead to disaster?

Well, we thought we would look for some answers to that very question. Do you need to include all of your siblings in your bridal party?

No, it’s not a big deal, but…

According to The Knot, you’re not required to have all of your sisters or brothers at your side, but you might end up hearing some backlash by including some and not the others, or even none at all. Also, if you really are going to exclude them, you need to come up with a viable explanation. Simply saying “because” as your answer will not suffice. After all, you might want to include a very close friend or other family member that you see more often than your own siblings.

We know that many brothers and sisters also spend time away from each other over the years, so if you have a good explanation as to the “why,” the drama will be all said and done before it even begins.

However, if you do want to include some siblings as bridesmaids or groomsmen and have been told that you need to narrow it down, one thing that you can do to fix the problem is by giving them other important rolls to fulfill. According to The Knot, one thing they can do is a special reading or speech during or after the ceremony.

What about your fiancé’s brothers/sisters?

Inevitably, choosing your bridesmaids and groomsmen is a very personal decision. However, if your fiancé is wondering (or his/her parents are) if you will include said brother(s)/sister(s) as part of your wedding party, it is entirely up to you. If you feel uncomfortable including them, or don’t even really know a lot about them, you need to explain where you are coming from.

On the other side of things, including that future brother or sister-in-law may be just what you need to break the ice.

When it all comes down to it, who is or isn’t in your wedding party is entirely up to you. We do suggest that you give who you want at your side some serious thought before you ask them. There have even been situations where a bride or groom asked a particular person to be in the party, the individual agreed, and then he or she had a change of heart!